Vila Fernando

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2003 361 breeding pairs A1, C1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2003 106-110 individuals A1, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2003 20-30 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 2002-2003 8,050 individuals C6
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus LC resident 2003 12-14 breeding pairs B2
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2003 19-22 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC winter 2002-2003 20-25 individuals C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2003 5-6 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2003 7 breeding pairs C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 2003 115-170 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 not assessed favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vila Fernando Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,261 protected area overlaps with site 5,260
Veiros Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,960 protected area overlaps with site 1,959


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vila Fernando. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.